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  • Lead Singer of The Cars, Found Dead

    Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the new wave rock band The Cars, died Sunday in New York City, police said. He was 75. The New York Police Department received a call around 4 p.m. “for an unconscious male” at a townhouse on East 19th Street, the Office of the Deputy...

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    Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the new wave rock band The Cars, died Sunday in New York City, police said. He was 75.

    The New York Police Department received a call around 4 p.m. “for an unconscious male” at a townhouse on East 19th Street, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information told CNN.
    Ocasek, whose identity was confirmed by police, was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The Cars became hugely popular in the late 1970s and early 80s with hits including “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Drive.”
    The Cars were a mainstay of MTV in its early days. Their video for “Double Life” was the 21st video ever played on the new cable channel, according to VH1.
    Ocasek married supermodel Paulina Porizkova after the two met while shooting the video for 1984’s “Drive.” The couple last year announced their separation. They had two children together.
    He was known for his mop of black hair and black sunglasses, which featured in many of the band’s videos, including “You Might Think” in 1984.
    Ocasek and The Cars were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
    “(T)he Cars were the ultimate New Wave dream machine: a hook-savvy super-charged quintet that fused 60s pop, 70s glam and avant-rock minimalism into a decade of dashboard-radio nirvana,” the band’s biography reads on the Hall of Fame website.
    The band had 13 Top 40 singles and four Top 10 LPs, according to the biography.
    Ocasek founded the group in 1976, the biography said.

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    16 September 2019
    International
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127189
  • The Pattaya Expats Club

    PEC Meeting Programme Friday, 20 September 2019 Our Featured Speaker is. . . Martin Saegesser Saving the World’s Resources Our planet seems to be bursting at the seams in various places, the population is now over 7.7B people with no signs of stopping. In various countries and cities, water is...

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    PEC Meeting Programme
    Friday, 20 September 2019
    Our Featured Speaker is. . .
    Martin Saegesser
    Saving the World’s Resources

    Our planet seems to be bursting at the seams in various places, the population is now over 7.7B people with no signs of stopping. In various countries and cities, water is scarce, food is scarce, fuel is scarce.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    Martin is a Swiss and German citizen who started as an electrical engineer, progressed to the world of Information Technology. He honed his skills in High Definition technology, working as a software engineer at Novartis and UBS.

    Martin may be contacted at: swissnet24@usa.com
    Mobile: 098-921-1022 or 095-736-4968

     

    PEC Meeting Day is NOW
    EVERY  FRIDAY
    SAME TIME – SAME PLACE

    We meet at the Hotel Mercure Pattaya, every Friday Morning
    (But NOT Pattaya Songkran Festival Friday 17th April 2020)

    Doors open for Buffet Breakfast at 10:00am
    (tickets sold from 09:50)

    Entry fee is just 210B for Members and 230B for Guests
    (Buffet  and  Meeting)

    Arrive after Buffet ends at 11.20am and cost is 100 B for Members and 120 B for Guests including Coffee, Tea & Ice-Water
    (Meeting Only – No Buffet)

    Start of Meeting + Speakers from 11:30am.

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    16 September 2019
    Pattaya News
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127185
  • Time to Cut Teen Pregnancy Rate

    The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) has set a target to reduce the number of teenage mothers from 39.5 for every 1,000 people to 25 by 2026. Minister Chuti Krairiksh said Thailand’s unplanned teen pregnancies have been on the rise, aided by speedy economic, social and technological...

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    The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) has set a target to reduce the number of teenage mothers from 39.5 for every 1,000 people to 25 by 2026.

    Minister Chuti Krairiksh said Thailand’s unplanned teen pregnancies have been on the rise, aided by speedy economic, social and technological changes.

    About 39.5 out of 1,000 teenage girls between 13-19 become pregnant, a ratio that is higher than that of the global average. Mr Chuti said the government said the goal of cutting the teen pregnancy rate would require close cooperation from all sectors.

    “When a girl falls pregnant at a young age, it can have a negative effect not only on them but also the society at large,” he said.

    ”These girls experience possible physical and mental health issues, societal problems such as dropping out of school, illegal abortions, contraction of sexually-transmitted diseases, and divorce and poor family planning. It is high time all parties step up to help curb this phenomenon,” he told an event held by the ministry to empower youth to help prevent unintended pregnancies.

    Mr Chuti said most teenagers now communicate via online platforms, and this may, in turn, lead them to receive the wrong information and poor advice about sexual health.

    Families, schools and healthcare practitioners should be the primary source of consultation. Parents, in particular, should openly talk about sex with their children, to equip them with the right knowledge, he said.

    “Correcting misconceptions and attitudes on sex and birth control should start at home. Families are the key pillar in this regard, while teachers and friends should be supportive and listen. This will be an effective method for improving teenagers’ sexual health,” he said.

    The ministry has created a project called “DJ Teen” to educate teens about safe sex. Under the project, 510 teenagers from across the country have been selected to host radio programs in their provinces. The programmes are designed to deliver sex education to young people and give them a forum to discuss sexual issues. The DJ Teen network also uses social media to spread the word.

    Permanent secretary Porametee Vimolsiri said solving the teenage pregnancy problem is consistent with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of good health and well-being.

    BP

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    16 September 2019
    National
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127180
  • Koh Chang flood drains

    TRAT: Flooding caused by heavy rain has drained off Koh Chang but continued to disrupt life in Muang district, where a section of Sukhumvit Highway was still impassable, on Monday. Wanroong Kanonkul, kamnan of tambon Koh Chang, said it did not rain on Sunday night and the runoff stopped. but...

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    TRAT: Flooding caused by heavy rain has drained off Koh Chang but continued to disrupt life in Muang district, where a section of Sukhumvit Highway was still impassable, on Monday.

    Wanroong Kanonkul, kamnan of tambon Koh Chang, said it did not rain on Sunday night and the runoff stopped. but not before considerable damage was done to homes and hotels on the resort island.

    The Khlong Plu bridge was torn down and its repair would take a long time.  Electricity authority workmen had used spare power poles to make a temporary footbridge across Khlong Plu canal, so tourists could walk back to their vehicles and return to Bangkok, he said.

    On the mainland, Muang district remained flood-hit.

    Trat highway chief Somdet Sophondirekrat said torrential rain generated runoff from the Banthat ranges, causing flooding nearly one meter deep along several hundred meters of the Sukhumvit Highway in Ban Nongree of tambon Chamrak.

    The highway was impassable to all vehicles at that point, with no sign of

    the runoff easing, he said.

    Huai Raeng reservoir in Muang district was overflowing into many villages in tambons Tha Kum and Huai Raeng.

    Elsewhere, flooding persisted in the four northeastern provinces of Roi Et, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon, Chayaphol Thitisak, director-general of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, said. About 22,900 people were evacuated in Roi Et, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon.

    The Meteorological Department forecast is for the rain to ease off in the North and the upper Northeast through into  Tuesday.

    Heavy rain is expected to continue in the East and the upper South. Small boats should remain ashore in the upper part of the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea.

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    16 September 2019
    Breaking News
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127177
  • DEATH TOLL REACHES 33, INCLUDING RESCUE WORKER

    Nearly a month of flooding in the Isaan region has claimed 33 lives, including that of a rescue volunteer, the disaster department said Monday. Downpour from the Podul and Kajiki storms has affected more than 418,000 people in 32 provinces, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Four provinces— namely Ubon Ratchathani,...

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    Nearly a month of flooding in the Isaan region has claimed 33 lives, including that of a rescue volunteer, the disaster department said Monday.

    Downpour from the Podul and Kajiki storms has affected more than 418,000 people in 32 provinces, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Four provinces— namely Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon, Roi Et, and Sisaket—are still in critical condition.

    On Saturday, volunteer Damrongsak Jeadprakhon died from a lung infection contracted while helping flood victims.

    “I’d like to express my condolences to Damrongsak Jeadprakhon, a volunteer who gave his life while on duty in Ubon Ratchathani,” Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said Sunday. “Thank you for your sacrifice for your fellow Thais.”

    Anutin said the government will support Damrongsak’s family.

    Damrongsak, who served in a volunteer group stationed in Buriram, went down to help the flooded province of Ubon Ratchathani in early September before contracting the infection. He died 5:20am Saturday at Buriram Hospital after five days of bedrest.

    Of the 33 deaths, 29 were in the Isaan region.

    Rather than state action, public awareness of flooding in the province was largely raised through social media, which drew a crowd of volunteers.

    Actor Bin Bunluerit, who has volunteered in Ubon Ratchathani and regularly posted photos of the flooding situation, has collected more than 50 million baht in donations for the province as of Monday.

    “Our group was eating somtam and sticky rice when we saw a man sitting sadly in a boat. I thought he must be hungry, so I gave him some rice and he ate it all, plain,” Bin said.

    Bin began accepting donations on Saturday. He said that 1,000 baht would be distributed to 1,000 households from every 1 million baht.

    “I’m not throwing shade at the government, but I want to wake it up. What I saw made me sick. I thought of the money that the government uses to go shopping. It should be used to help the people of Ubon Ratchathani instead,” Bin said Monday.

    On Monday, a spokeswoman for the Prime Minister’s Office, Naruemon Pinyosantiwat, said that families with farms or houses destroyed from flooding are eligible for a payout of 50,000 baht per household. She said the government will work transparently to implement the policy.

    “The Prime Minister said that every department has to be very strict about this. There must be no complaints of corruption,” she said.

    PM Prayuth Chan-ocha has expressed anger at criticism being directed at his government. During a speech to civil servants at Impact Arena this morning, he veered off script to insist that the government is doing everything it can to help. He also said he’s been working on water management and flood prevention systems for the past five years.

    “Flood problems are natural disasters, but they are blaming the government,” Prayuth said. “They scold us everyday and on every issue.”

    On Monday, a group of volunteers from Na Kae district in Nakhon Phanom province to the north of Ubon Ratchathani brought food and other supplies to aid their neighbors.

    The volunteers, including Na Kae district chief Sri Sriphuttarin, said they wanted to help since they know the experience of being flooded – much of the farmland in their province was flooded for two months in 2017.

    It’s not just Isaan and the north that’s being hit by deluges. Koh Chang in Trang suffered from an entire day of flooding Sunday that damaged houses and cut off bridges. Disaster officials had to pick up stranded locals and tourists.

     

     

     

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    16 September 2019
    Breaking News
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127173
  • NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS TO LAND IN BANGKOK THIS NOV

    NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS TO LAND IN BANGKOK THIS NOV More nineties nostalgia will hit Bangkok when Oasis singer-guitarist Noel Gallagher performs in a solo concert this Nov. The Very Company announced that Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds will perform in an outdoor concert at Live Park on Nov. 30, after his younger brother and former Oasis frontman Liam...

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    NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS TO LAND IN BANGKOK THIS NOV

     More nineties nostalgia will hit Bangkok when Oasis singer-guitarist Noel Gallagher performs in a solo concert this Nov.

    The Very Company announced that Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds will perform in an outdoor concert at Live Park on Nov. 30, after his younger brother and former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher came to rock the capital last year. Tickets start at 3,600 baht and will be available online from Sept. 22.

    The gig will be the first time the High Flying Birds take flight to Bangkok, while Oasis visited the capital nearly two decades ago in 2001.

    Noel Gallagher served as the lead guitarist and songwriter for Oasis alongside his younger brother Liam Gallagher, Paul Arthurs, Paul McGuigan and Tony McCarroll, until the band’s dissolution in 2009.

    He then formed his own band, the High Flying Birds, with former Oasis guitarist Gem Archer, pianist Mike Rowe, drummer Chris Sharrock, and The Zutons bassist Russell Pritchard. They debuted their first single, “The Death of You and Me,” in 2011 before releasing a full self-titled album later in the year, which included hits like “If I Had a Gun…,” “AKA… What a Life!,” and “Dream On.”

     

     

     

     

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    15 September 2019
    International
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127166
  • Stores try to cut down on plastic bags, but shoppers remain stubborn

    Stores try to cut down on plastic bags, but shoppers remain stubbornAfter a rescued dugong died from ingesting plastic bags, Thailand has been on high alert about plastic pollution. This topic is being widely discussed among Thai netizens, who have been suggesting many measures, including controlling the use of plastic bags at supermarkets and convenience stores. Upon asking CP All – the...

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    Stores try to cut down on plastic bags, but shoppers remain stubborn
    After a rescued dugong died from ingesting plastic bags, Thailand has been on high alert about plastic pollution. This topic is being widely discussed among Thai netizens, who have been suggesting many measures, including controlling the use of plastic bags at supermarkets and convenience stores.

    Upon asking CP All – the owner of 7-Eleven convenience stores – about their measures and results, it said they have enforced a strong policy to reduce the use of plastic over 10 years. Its campaign, “reduce plastic bags every day, you can do it”, has saved the company the cost of 646 million plastic bags, and this money saved will be donated to hospitals for medical equipment. As of August 29, CP All said it has donated Bt126 million.

    Tesco Lotus began campaigning for customers to “say no to plastic” since 2015 and even introduced a variety of incentives such as reward points. As of August this year, Tesco had implemented a policy of not giving out plastic bags for purchases of one or two items at all its 1,800 hypermarkets.

    According to Amazon Café, the number of clients who bring their own cup for coffee has risen from around 1.8 million in January 15 to 2.2 million by August 15. In about seven months, Amazon coffee shops were reportedly able to reduce the use of 16.7 million plastic cups, averaging at 2.2 million cups per month

     

     

     

     

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    15 September 2019
    National
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127161
  • One in seven public transport vehicles flunk new safety tests

    One in seven public transport vehicles flunk new safety testsAbout one in seven public transport vehicles have failed safety checks in the first week of a new programme by the Department of Land Transport (DLT). Of the 7,088 vehicles tested nationwide September 2-11 in attempt to improve the standard of public transport, as many as 1,020 have failed. The...

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    One in seven public transport vehicles flunk new safety tests
    About one in seven public transport vehicles have failed safety checks in the first week of a new programme by the Department of Land Transport (DLT).

    Of the 7,088 vehicles tested nationwide September 2-11 in attempt to improve the standard of public transport, as many as 1,020 have failed.

    The department ordered land transport offices nationwide to conduct a full check-up of public transport vehicles and drivers, DLT director-general Peerapol Thavornsubhajaroen said. “The check-up campaign is expected to take three months to complete,” he said. “During the first week (September 2-11), we already performed checks on 7,088 vehicles and found that 1,020 of them failed the evaluation.”

    Peerapol said 1,212 of the tested vehicles were regular route vans, 2,381 were non-regular route vans, 2,219 regular route buses, 838 non-regular route buses, and 438 minibuses.

    Vehicles failed the evaluation mostly because of a low-quality brake system, excessive black smoke emissions or an unauthorized modification to engines and gear systems, he said. “We ordered the owners to fix their failed vehicles and bring them back for another check-up within 15 days.”

    There was better news concerning the public transport drivers, with three of 10,236 drivers failing the exam.

    “We have already advised them how to prepare themselves before taking a remedial exam.”

    The director-general said the vehicle tests include checks of the engine, vehicle body integrity, brake system, wheel alignment, lights, smoke emissions, acoustics, as well as ensuring there were no gas leaks.

    The physical check-up for drivers include physical fitness, color blindness, reactions, eyes (depth and width perception), as well as a test on their general suitability as a public transport service provider.

    Operators of public transport can bring their vehicles and drivers for a check-up at all land transport branches daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm, said Peerapol.

     

     

     

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    15 September 2019
    National
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127157
  • Biometrics tech nets passport fakers

    http://www15.solarmoviesc.com/movie/texas-chainsaw-2013-solarmovie.htmlThe Immigration Bureau on Saturday announced the arrest of foreigners using fake passports after biometrics technology flagged up photo mismatches. IB chief Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang said that eight foreigners were apprehended from Wednesday to Friday for using fake passports. On Wednesday, four Iranians were detained for using fake...

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    The Immigration Bureau on Saturday announced the arrest of foreigners using fake passports after biometrics technology flagged up photo mismatches.

    IB chief Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang said that eight foreigners were apprehended from Wednesday to Friday for using fake passports.

    On Wednesday, four Iranians were detained for using fake Greek passports for travelling to the UK for asylum. The following day, three Palestine women were found using a Swedish-issued passport to seek asylum in a third country.

    On Friday, a 31-year-old Nigerian man was arrested for using a fake South Africa-issued passport with the intention to sneak into South Korea to find work. Biometrics was used to identify the false data, Pol Lt Gen Sompong said.

     

     

     

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    15 September 2019
    National
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127152
  • Podiatry Thailand – The Walker Foot Clinic

    Podiatry Thailand - The Walker Foot ClinicDon’t take your feet for granted…. Visit the “Walker “ Foot Clinic to ensure your feet remain healthy and strong. We often don’t think too much about walking, it’s such a commonplace activity that we barely give it a second thought. However, your feet are instrumental to your mobility and...

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    Podiatry Thailand - The Walker Foot Clinic

    Don’t take your feet for granted…. Visit the “Walker “ Foot Clinic to ensure your feet remain healthy and strong.

    We often don’t think too much about walking, it’s such a commonplace activity that we barely give it a second thought. However, your feet are instrumental to your mobility and if you have any foot problems this may inhibit your walking ability.

    You will have the best personally made soles

    Of course, having good mobility is very important, but there is another aspect. Walking helps us keep fit and so it is essential for keeping us in good shape.

    Conditions affecting your feet can be wide and varied. From bunions, falling arches, ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, club feet, flat feet and hard skin to friction blisters, incorrect gait and posture, poor blood flow and more.

    Although a doctor can prescribe painkillers to minimize foot-related discomfort, the root cause may go undetected. In order to get back on your feet and avoid hobbling around for extended periods, you will need the expertise of a Podiatrist. There is only one Podiatrist in Pattaya, and this is Rudy van der Lubben

    After receiving his college education in Podiatry in Holland, Rudy opened the first and only Podiatry Clinic in Bangkok 20 years ago before moving to Pattaya. His practice is accepted in both the Netherlands and by the Ministry of Health in Thailand. He maintains a 100% satisfaction record, which he is very proud of.

    Fortunately, getting treatment to attain perfect foot health is quite inexpensive and in some cases may be covered by health insurance.

    As part of the process, Rudolf will examine your feet and provide you with a blueprint of your footprint, a very interesting thing to have. He can measure heel pressure and heal position and can recommend shoe types and sizes for a comfortable fit. If required, orthotic corrections are quite easy to implement and can be accomplished in just a few months in some cases. They usually take the form of specially created inserts to provide you with comfort whilst at the same time correcting the problem.

    As Rudolf also speaks Thai, he has a website for those Thai users. please check out that website

    Whether you suffer bunions, a curvature of a toe, a heal spike, ulcerated skin or any other problem which prevents you from walking normally and painlessly, have Rudy examine you today.

    If you are favoring one leg or both, it puts your body out of balance which affects your whole wellbeing. Remember, there is a difference in ‘stepping’ and ‘walking’ effortlessly and painlessly with a normal gait.

    See Rudy as soon as possible and get yourself walking comfortably again. Your aching body will thank you.

    “The Walker” foot clinic is aptly named and is located in Pattaya.

    The Walker Podologie Co.,Ltd.
    Sirisa Village 9 Pattaya
    Sukhumwit 147/1
    Moo 11 Nong Preu Banglamung
    Chonburi 20150
    Thailand

    It attracts people from both Pattaya and Bangkok. You can find additional information at the website: www.podiatry-thailand.com.

    Call Rudolf today for an appointment on 087-133-1280, or email him at: info@podiatry-thailand.com.

    WEBSITE: podiatry-thailand.com

    WEBSITE THAI: orthotics.asia

    FACEBOOK: facebook.com

     

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    14 September 2019
    Editorial
    https://www.pattayaone.news/?p=127143